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Intervening in the Lives of Youth with Complex Behavioral Health Challenges and Their Families: The Role of the Wraparound Process
American Journal of Community Psychology (2010)
  • Eric J. Bruns
  • Janet S. Walker, Portland State University
  • Michelle Zabel
  • Marlene Matarese
  • Kimberly Estep
  • Deborah Harburger
  • Madge Mosby
  • Sheila A. Pires
Abstract
Wraparound is an individualized, team-based service planning and care coordination process intended to improve outcomes for youth with complex behavioral health challenges and their families. In recent years, several factors have led wraparound to become an increasingly visible component of service systems for youth, including its alignment with the youth and family movements, clear role within the systems of care and public health frameworks, and expansion of the research base. In this paper, we provide a review of the place of the wraparound process in behavioral health, including a discussion of the opportunities it presents to the field, needs for further development and research, and recommendations for federal actions that have the potential to improve the model’s positive contribution to child and family well-being.
Keywords
  • Social work research,
  • Children's mental health services
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Publication Date
December, 2010
Publisher Statement
Copyright (2010) Springer
Citation Information
Eric J. Bruns, Janet S. Walker, Michelle Zabel, Marlene Matarese, et al.. "Intervening in the Lives of Youth with Complex Behavioral Health Challenges and Their Families: The Role of the Wraparound Process" American Journal of Community Psychology Vol. 46 Iss. 3-4 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/janet_walker1/129/